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close 47% favor governor mitt romney. the president holds the same narrow 48% to 47% edge among likely voters in virginia. mr. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47%. >>> and an all-important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45%. nbc's tracie potts is in cincinnati, ohio with details on the candidate's final frantic day of campaigning. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. good morning, everyone. in ohio we are seeing that residents here are watching those polls. they know what the nation is saying about ohio. they are keenly wear of the importance of their vote and they're willing to stand in line for hours just to get a ballot. in cincinnati, the only line for early voting sunday wrapped around a whole city block. the wait, three hours. we found tony wilson at the back of the line. >> if you don't get it in, you can't complain later. you have to do your part. >> reporter: hamilton's county election administrator tells us t
springsteen, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates across the nation present their final arguments on why you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. >>> plus, new details of what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attacks. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> good morning, everyone. it has been a horrific week for the northeast. mid-atlantic states continue to unfold. 94 people confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power. that's down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's staten island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodice weies were found i marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out when rising waters engulfed their vehicle. people living on the island told nbc's ann curry support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> w
of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney, democrats versus republicans. the world is watching and now it's your decision, america. good morning everyone on this election day 2012. i'm lynn berry. this is a special edition of "first look" on msnbc. >>> millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do last minute politicking early today. in ohio 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida, nearly 4.5 million people have already voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do swing state interviews and then will play his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added to last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in ohio. we have details on the candidates' final
at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. shell shocked. that is how a campaign adviser describes mitt romney's reaction after giving his concession speech. this according to cbs news. insiders tell nbc news the campaign closed down so quickly some staffers couldn't even use their campaign-funded credit cards to pay for their taxis home that night because they'd been deactivated. >>> florida secretary of state says he hopes to finally have full election results by saturday, but the romney campaign says either way it won't bother contesting the numbers. >>> look fast because this is probably all you'll ever see of president elect romney's website. it accidently went live just long enough for political blogger to capture a few screen shots of it. the transition team pages talk about the inauguration and ways to join the romney administration. >>> and please do not blame us. seriously, we're tired of it too. but it is our job to let you know that florida senator marco rubio is heading to iowa this weekend to headline a birthday fundraiser for the state's governor. let's see, marco rubio, iowa, 2
? that is what mitt romney might be asking after his facebook page was being unliked at the rate of nearly 850 users per hour. >>> conservative anti-tax crusader grover norquist had a rather unique way of describing romney and the obama victory. >> the president was elected on the basis he was not romney and romney was a poopy head. >>> here is some good news, the romney campaign website is a virtual shopping mall of campaign swag for sale to remember that happy preelectioneer preelectio preelection era. >>> and the white house has receiv received petitions from about 20 states that say they would like to succeed from the union. >>> stocks started the week on the flat side but there was a little excitement when the new york stock exchange suffered a trading glitch. some 216 securities were effected. anti-virus software billionaire john mcafee is wanted for questioning in the murder of his neighbor in belize. his neighbor was found dead on sunday. his company was sold to intel in 2011 for $7 billion. >> more than 7,000 people have signed a petition to drop donald trum trump. >> research in moti
on late nigt wift jht with jimmy fallon, we learned where mitt romney has been spending his time after the election. >> hey, guys, here's what people are talking about. yesterday, mitt romney was spotted at disneyland in california. romney even went on his favorite thrill ride the mon morail that brings you in from the parking lot, for the third time today, i hope i don't throw up. ha-ha ha. he was there for the unveiling of that new attraction the hall of almost presidents. you could tell it was romney because he spent a lot of time with snow white but completely ignored snow black and snow latin latino. >> oh, my goodness. now, for another look at the weather, nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather forecast. >> i didn't remember those dwarfs, did you? >> know. tell me more about it. i can't remember. >> i did like the old geezer versus the turkey neck. >> did you guess right? >> i did not. come on. >> was looking the other way. >> you were looking. like the train wreck. you couldn't help it. >> tell us about the weather. how's that? >> good morning, everyone. if you're just j
there but former governor mitt romney heads to the white house. president obama is hosting his campaign rival at a private lunch. no reporters will be allowed in. it is the seventh time the two men have met face-to-face. it's going to be the first time since the election. there are no details on the meeting. in his victory speech, president obama said he hoped to speak with romney about how to move the country forward. >>> despite another rough day of meetings with republican senators, u.n. ambassador susan rice received a new vote of confidence. this time from the president and secretary of state hillary clinton. the president called rice extraordinary during a cabinet meeting she attended. clinton led a round of applause for rice who is considered to be a front-runner to be nominated as clinton's successor. a point later touched on during a news conference. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations and, of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president. i'm very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision. >> but on ca
reprecushions are not lost in the moment. and while millions feel the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in battleground states. we have new poll numbers. brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach, new jersey. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> let's start with the latest on sandy. 74 people in the u.s. are dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. further down the coast, take a look at these cars. they're all lined up for blocks if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for their chance to fill up. there is another big oil problem, it's a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gallons of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from staten island. containment boons are keeping the oil where it is. let's go to connecticut where these intense images are three mansions being burned to the grou
to cash in on post election analysis, a new ebook called "why romney lost" is available online tomorrow. it is written by david frum who worked in the george w. bush white house. >>> rush limbaugh who famously declared his hope would be that president obama would fail, wasn't too happy about the results and tried to cheer up the right. >> conservatism did not lose. it's difficult to beat santa claus in a country where the option is santa claus or work. >>> shops putting up figurineses, one merchant said the president and first lady are special and italian politicians don't count for much. >>> along a beach in india, a sand artist celebrated obama's re-election by building a sculpture featuring the president, the american flag and a model of the white house on the beach. but that ask nothing compared to this. in kenya, the president's father was born. it is a bipartisan baby tribute. a new mom named one of her twin sons after both candidates. she said in keeping with how they placed, the first son was blamed barack obama, the second is mitt romney. how do you explain that 30 years down t
romney had it rough? he slapped a big old romney/ryan tattoo on his face. and he says, it's not coming off. he happens to be a professional wrestler. and he tells politico that he hopes the stunt will help him break into showbiz. >>> obama senior campaign adviser, david axelrod, he's better for a new job. don't look for him at his old spot in the white house. >> going to spend part of my time, starting an institute of politic at the university of chicago. my feeling is, if i can help inspire some young people to get into this arena as candidates, as strategists, as journalists, then that would be a great contribution to make. >>> by now you know karl rove didn't quite get it right on election night. and that was just fine with "the simpsons." during last night's episode, bart's message on the chalkboard read, i will not concede the election until karl rove gives me permission. >>> a small town is marking president obama's election by sending two pounds of white truffles to the white house. that's going to do it. that's your dish of scrambled politics. >>> that fiscal cliff hanging over
romney about the election. >>> plus, could a chemical keep men from cheating? you can almost see the ears perking up. details on a new study are next. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] take dayquil... [ ding! ] ...and spend time on the slopes. take alka-seltzer plus cold & cough... [ buzz! ] ...and spend time on the chair. for non-drowsy 6-symptom cold & flu relief. take dayquil. use nyquil d... [ ding! ] ...and get longer nighttime cough relief. use tylenol cold multisymptom nighttime... time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. >>> former republican presidential nominee mitt romney was on a conference call when he said that president obama defeated him by giving
this is awkward. mitt romney might just wind up being part of that infamous 47%. no, not that one. the cooke political report predicts when the final votes from maryland, new york are t l tallied up, governor romney will come up with 47% of the vote. who did the best job of dealing with super storm sandy, a new poll of new yorkers gives praise to new jersey governor chris christie, followed by president obama, new york governor and drooi cuomo and mayor michael bloomberg. sources say joe kennedy iii, robert kennedy's grandson will tie the knot with lauren birchfield. and meet the turkeys being pardoned and pam pefr perampere. they're spending the day at a swanky hotel, and then the president will pardon one of them. peta calls the pardon of turkeys misleading since the turkeys didn't do anything wrong. >>> last night south carolina congressman james clyburn talked about the credentials of susan rice, and he told reverend al sharpton that rice is qualified to be secretary of state. >> this lady is as qualified as anybody that's ever served in government. and i think that it's time for these
. the president's lunch with mitt romney, the united nations note on palestine. all this as joe biden was christmas shopping. >>> and some amazing random acts of kindness. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today the first of the two grand prize powerball winners will come forward to reveal themselves and have their lives change forever. and there's also buzz about a potential code within the winning numbers. nbc's kerry sanders has that story. >> reporter: in tiny dearborn, missouri, where just about everyone knows everyone, the question is was it one of their own who bought a winning powerball ticket? >> it's exciting, very exciting. we never, ever thought that we would sell the winning ticket, and here it is. we did. >> reporter: folks in this farming community just off interstate 70 are now trying to figure out if the winning numbers were chosen with meaning. dearborn is but 35 miles north of kansas city, home of the royals baseball team. those winning lottery numbers? they match royals' hall of famers, brett, gubiza, jackson, leonard, quizenbury. the one outlier, bo jack
he and mitt romney lost the election, he and paul ryan went back to work on capitol hill with no hard feelings. still, it came as a surprise. >> we thought we had a really good chance of winning. you know, the polling and data and all the people who watch this stuff, they had a pretty optimistic view on the night. >> well, fellow republican and louisiana governor bobby jindal is lashing out against his own party after last week's showing. jindal says republicans need to, quote, stop being the stupid party." he also called for the end of what he describes as dumbed down conservatism. >>> and lame duck senator scott brown is urging his fellow republicans to widen the base. the moderate from massachusetts warns the group is the middle is vanishing. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. has been discharged from the mayo clinic being treated for bipolar depression. he remains in minnesota as an outpatient. >>> politico reports moments after this youtube video of ken salazar was taken in colorado last week, salazar allegedly threatened to punch a newspaper reporter. a spokesman for him
it wrong leading up to election day. the editor in chief for gallop whiched so mitt romney with a bigger lead admits gallup might have overestimated the get-out-the-oat efforts. >>> it's time for a geography quiz. put on your thinking caps. what is the name of this country? all right. if you said mexico, then you were wrong. our neighbors to the south actually go by the official title estados unidos mexicanos which is translated the united mexican states. but felipe calderon is making one last attempt to change the official name to mexico. >>> you weren't the only one tweeting out thanksgiving pictures. cindy mccain grabbed this picture of her husband john mccain. he's in the green cap getting ready to deep fry a turkey. and senator marco rubio is showing off his bird. this is his bird ready to eat. the obama campaign tweeted this black and white picture to mark the holiday showing a much younger first family. and that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> investors had the day off for thanksgiving and the ones who aren't out shop having to go back to work today. the u.s. mar
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